Dren is inspired by old-school analog electronica shows, in which the machines are at the basis of the sound.
The whole set uses digital software directly in MIDI, meaning that although I start Â from a certain patch - the progression is variably infinite and never the same as all the changes are made directly on the sound itself (rather than just modifying pre-existing audio with external effects).
Without sticking to a specific musical genre i tried to change my sonic approach each time so that the flow of the tracks is constantly fluctuating and changing as opposed to the solid / defined state of a 'recorded' song.
Assigning small tasks to myself, such as trying to emulate vintage analog synths with modern software and making my own synthesized drum kits encouraged me to Â exercise using different techniques and to problem solve while improvising.
It was also great fun!